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G0299

Sigma-Aldrich

Protodioscin

from Dioscorea spp., ≥98% (HPLC)

Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C51H84O22
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
1049.20
NACRES:
NA.25

Quality Level

biological source

Dioscorea spp.

assay

≥98% (HPLC)

form

powder

storage temp.

2-8°C

InChI

1S/C51H84O22/c1-20(19-65-45-39(60)38(59)35(56)30(17-52)69-45)9-14-51(64)21(2)32-29(73-51)16-28-26-8-7-24-15-25(10-12-49(24,5)27(26)11-13-50(28,32)6)68-48-44(72-47-41(62)37(58)34(55)23(4)67-47)42(63)43(31(18-53)70-48)71-46-40(61)36(57)33(54)22(3)66-46/h7,20-23,25-48,52-64H,8-19H2,1-6H3/t20-,21+,22+,23+,25+,26-,27+,28+,29+,30-,31-,32+,33+,34+,35-,36-,37-,38+,39-,40-,41-,42+,43-,44-,45-,46+,47+,48-,49+,50+,51-/m1/s1

InChI key

LVTJOONKWUXEFR-UEZXSUPNSA-N

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General description

Protodioscin is a steroidal saponin found in a variety of plant species. It consists of aglycone and glycone moieties and occurs as an active ingredient of the herbal aphrodisiac Tribulus terrestris used in traditional Chinese and Indian medicine.

Application

Protodioscin has been used to study the inhibitory effect of fenugreek and quinoa extracts on the activity of α-amylase and pancreatic lipase under in vitro traditional conditions. It has also been used as a standard in the study to carry out the structural characterization of the steroidal saponins extracted from Smilax trinervula.

Packaging

10 mg in glass bottle
50 mg in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Protodioscin shows a notable inhibitory effect on digestive enzymes such as α-amylase and pancreatic lipase. It is posited to increase the levels of testosterone, luteinizing hormone, dehydroepiandrosterone, dihydrotestosterone, and dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate along with improving libido and spermatogenesis in humans and animals. It exhibits anti-tumor activity especially against leukemia, colon cancer, and prostate cancer.
Saponin phytochemical found in asparagus. Cardioprotective and anti-hyperlipidemic agent. Cytotoxic effect against human cancer cell lines.

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

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